Arcticlean Help

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  1. FlexiPack

    FlexiPack Notebook Guru

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    I'm trying to removed the stock thermal pad on my old Pentium M 2.0ghz Sony laptop. I've removed all the gunk from the processor but I can't get all the original pad residue from the heatsink.

    I've had a few cycles of arcticlean and scrubbing at it with paper towels but it's still got residue on it (the sort of residue a plaster would leave behind on the skin).

    I don't know whether I can safely used material more abrasive than a paper towel? I read somewhere that you have to be careful not to scratch the heatsink surface.

    Any ideas? I'm stuck! :confused:
     
  2. ellalan

    ellalan Notebook Deity

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    Did you get Arctic clean 2 Thermal surface Purifier as well when you bought the Arctic Thermal material remover?, if not get it and clean with that as well.
     
  3. FlexiPack

    FlexiPack Notebook Guru

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    I have the ArctiClean 2 - I tried it but no difference. I think the problem is that through years of use, the original thermal pad/wax has just permanently contaminated the heatsink.

    I hope I can get enough contact between the heatsink and Cpu with the arctic ceramique.
     
  4. Ayle

    Ayle Trailblazer

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    Scrap it with a credit card, that's far less aggressive than going at it with a screw driver.
     
  5. sean473

    sean473 Notebook Prophet

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    This 10char unless u want a damaged processor.
     
  6. K-TRON

    K-TRON Hi, I'm Jimmy Diesel ^_^

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    Just turn the system on without the heatsink. It will heat up and break the thermal paste off. All it takes is 20-30 seconds of power for the pad to come loose.
    You do not want to scrape anything on the silicon die other than your fingernail. Modern laptop processors do not have an IHS, which you can really scrape at.

    Arcticlean, and all arcticsilver branded accessories are nothing more than a simple solvent. Just use rubbing alcohol. It is cheaper and works better.

    K-TRON
     
  7. Judicator

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    His processor is clean, K-tron, it's the heatsink that isn't.
     
  8. K-TRON

    K-TRON Hi, I'm Jimmy Diesel ^_^

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    The same process can be done. Heat the heatsink up with a hair dryer. Using your fingernail I am sure it will come off. You do not want to use any metal to remove the thermal pad. You will only scratch the surface.

    K-TRON
     
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